A Hawaiian honeycreeper with a long, down-curved bill and mainly bright red plumage.
Vestiaria coccinea, family Drepanididae (or Fringillidae)‘In addition to the iiwi, we also hear and see a green-breasted amakihi bird.’
- ‘The iiwi, or scarlet honeycreeper, is an endangered bird found only in Hawaii.’
Late 18th century from Hawaiian.
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